Perception of the main populist parties in Western Europe 2017

This statistic presents how favorable or unfavorable people in selected Western European countries view populist parties in their country as of 2017. In Germany, Alternative for Germany is viewed by 83 percent of the respondents unfavorably, while 39 percent of respondents in Italy advised they have a favorable view of the Five Star Movement.

Perception of populist parties in selected Western European countries as of 2017*

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Release date

July 2018



Survey time period

October 30 to December 20, 2017

Number of respondents

16,114 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents from 8 Western European countries (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, UK)

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Respondents were asked about populist parties in their own country.
The source adds the following information: "We define “populist” parties as those that display high levels of anti-elitism".
Further information about the methodology used can be found on pages 67-73 of the report.

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